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$1.6 million a year. >> the people most impacted will be those who live within the areas where the stations are being closed. right now, we anticipate on average a minute to minute and 15 second increase in response times. >> reporter: a fire can double in size every two minutes. one of the firehouses that's closing is station 12 in martinez. that's on shell avenue just up the street from the shell oil refinery. a person who works at the liquor store next to shell is unhappy about the closure especially after the fire at the chevron refinery in august. >> it's concerning because of the refinery next door. it's a concern in the community. it's going to take forever for the others to get here. >> all refineries have industrial fire brigades and firefighting capacity on site. >> reporter: any direct firefighters would be called in to assist them. the public got a chance to save
the stations but voted down measure q in november which would have been a $75 a year parcel tax. firefighters at the stations that closed didn't lose their jobs but instead filled vacancies at other stations or were reassigned. in martinez, elissa harrington, cbs 5. fire investigators are looking for what sparked a blaze on a pier in crockett this morning. the fire was first reported shortly before 4 a.m. near the intersection of jackson street and loring avenue. contra costa fire boat battled the flames with help from the u.s. coast guard. there was an added concern about floating debris on fire, as well. >> the concern is floating burning debris that could get under the very large wooden pier that they have on the north side. >> fire investigators are calling the fire suspicious because the same pier burned just a couple years ago and because there's no electricity service there to point towards an electrical problem. a big rig hit and killed a
woman in cupertino this morning around 7 a.m. on foothill expressway near stevens creek. police say the truck was heading southbound when the woman tried to cross the road. the the accident is under investigation. and a hit-and-run accident in san jose is also under investigation. police say the driver had the a light pole and several other vehicles near willow street. no one was injured. police are trying to find out if the driver was impaired. marin county is handing out cash for guns today no questions asked the first-ever gun buy-back program. semi-automatic guns that are unloaded but operable will bring in $200 apiece and other firearms are $100. the county's district attorney raised some $40,000 to help pay for it and people from four different counties are welcome to take part. i had them for years. i don't need them, no feel to keep them around and cash is better at this point to pay
some bills. >> surrender locations are open until 8 p.m. at stations in novato, san rafael, larkspur and point reyes station. guns can always be turned in at the saint andrew's church in marin city. vice president joe biden has given his ideas to the president on how to curb gun violence in the country. now mr. obama is expected to announce his plan tomorrow. he will need congressional support for some things but as danielle nottingham reports he may not for others. >> reporter: air force veteran mike emerson uses his trip to this northern virginia gun range to unwild. >> all i do is [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: besides a handgun, he also fires a semi-automatic assault weapon at the range. he says reinstating the assault weapons ban won't stop criminals from getting the gun. it will only keep it from people who obey the law. >> people who are responsible like me will not be able to do with we like to do safely.
>> reporter: president obama is going over recommendations to curb gun violence with the vice president today. as early as wednesday, he could announce his proposals but some are already meeting resistance here on capitol hill. republicans led a reading of the constitution on the house floor today. >> the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> reporter: pro gun lawmakers say an assault weapons ban will not pass congress. president obama says he will act on some ideas with or without congress. >> there's some steps we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. >> reporter: he is considering 19 different steps from beefing up federal data collection on criminals with guns to tougher penalties for gun trafficking. many gun owners like mike emerson say they would support universal background checks. >> people who shouldn't be shooting guns shouldn't have access. >> currently weapon and ammo
sold at gun shows and on the internet can be purchased without a check. danielle nottingham, cbs 5. new york may soon have the toughest gun restrictions in the nation. the state assembly is expected to give final approval today to new laws restricting assault weapons, outlawing semi- automatic pistols and rifles with detachable magazines and limit the amount of ammunition in a clip. laws were backed by both the republicans and democrats in the legislature. on the bay area watch, san francisco city leaders are considering a ban on smoking at some fairs and festivals. the board of supervisors meets later this afternoon on two proposed ordinances. one with require owners of multitenant units to tell proposed tenants if smoking is allowed and others to ban them at major fairs. muni is hoping for $24 million makeover. the new communication network is up for approval by the board
of directors today. it would mean new integrative fiberoptic cables and uninterruptible power lines. the hope is that the new technology will enable muni to diagnose problems more quickly and then make adjustments cutting down on delays for passengers. there's a move to rename the san francisco airport after gay rights pioneer harvey milk. supervisor david campos introduced the legislation today. milk was a san francisco supervisor in 1978 when he and then mayor george moscone were shot to death by former supervisor dan white. coming up after years of denials, a confession comes from cyclist lance armstrong. >> up next, did he dope? oprah opens up about what he told her in an interview. >> and all they have to do is apply the worldwide retailer that's offering jobs to any vet who wants one. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. into the deep freeze again this morning. skies clearing out. will it be cold tomorrow? we'll talk about that coming up.
keeping wall street lower today.. this morning worry over the debt ceiling is keeping wall street lower today. yeah, but it's up a little bit up 20 points at this point with a little over an hour yet in trading. some big anticipation this morning for facebook's big announcement. ceo mark zuckerberg revealed the social network's new search feature. it's called graph search and enables users to search for information about their online acquaintances. for example, it's possible to look among friends of those who live in a particular city and like a specific movie. zuckerberg says graph search is privacy-aware in the sense that users can only search for content that's already been shared. and this is pretty cool. walmart is vowing to hire every
veteran who wants a job. walmart projects it could mean hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. hiring pledge is good for veterans who are within 12 months of leaving active duty. right now walmart employs 1.4 million workers here in the united states. if you haven't gotten it yet you probably no someone with the flu. so far california hasn't been hit as hard as the rest of the country but doctors say that will change. and public health officials say the best option now for a flu shot is to go to your doctor because they use different supplies than the big box stores than running out. >> that doesn't mean there's no vaccine. people sometimes forget that their own healthcare providers have vaccine. >> california is not sharing any of its supply to the states that are running out and said health officials are saving it for the weeks ahead. you can get the shot in san jose near westgate mall and
fremont at the hub at cvs. a debate brewing over the link between marijuana use and lower iq scores. a study published last august tracked more than 1,000 people and found drops in iq for those who started smoking pot as adolescents. a new study published yesterday calls the original conclusion into question saying differences in education, job history and other socio- economic factors may be more important. it's a confession everyone has been waiting for after years of denials. disgraced cyclist lance armstrong admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. >> he did. he made that confession in an interview with oprah winfrey and today, she spoke exclusively with the "cbs this morning" show. we have more now on how oprah described the biggest interview of her career. >> we are all excited. >> reporter: oprah winfrey gave "cbs this morning" some details about her much-anticipated exclusive interview with lance armstrong. >> and the answers that people around the world have been
waiting to hear were answered and certainly answered i can only say i was satisfied by the answers. >> reporter: armstrong was stripped of his 7 tour de france titles after the u.s. anti-doping agency found overwhelming evidence he took performance-enhancing drugs. up until now, the cyclist strongly denied the allegations. >> we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. >> reporter: winfrey chose to speak with "cbs this morning" because she is of course close friends with anchor gayle king. >> it's being described oprah as an emotional interview. what does that mean? >> well, i would say there were a couple of times where he was emotional. but emotional doesn't begin to describe the inturbulencety or difficulty that i think he experienced -- or describe the inturbulencety or difficult that think i experienced. >> reporter: he apologized to his staff of has "livestrong"
charity which raises money for cancer survivors. he resigned from the board in october after the anti-doping agency report. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. and with armstrong's admission, experts say he is now vulnerable to lawsuits and possible criminal charges. the interview will air on oprah winfrey's network "own" thursday at 9:00 and i think just a few people might be tuning in. >> i think everyone is going to be. they have been waiting for this because he has denied it for so long. >> for a decade plus. this woman is amazing. a triathlete from wisconsin weighed 427 pounds. aimee smith said the turning point came when she had a c- section. it went wrong because of her weight. after that smith had gastric bypass surgery, then enrolled at the ymca, starting with a 5k road race and worked up to a triathlon. >> there's a group of us out there that have had weight loss
surgery who are athletes now. >> so far, she has completed two triathlons and two half marathons. >> good for her. amazing! all right. weather-wise, finally warming up because we are getting tired of the deep freeze. >> i finally made it back to the desk. i have been in trouble for so long that they finally let me over here with you guys. >> i down it will last very long. >> let's -- >> i doubt it will last very long. >> let's enjoy the moment! [ laughter ] >> it was chilly early on. overnight lows in the 20s and the 30s. high pressure building in overhead and you see those clouds rotating back toward the coastline. the offshore wind is what's bringing us cold air from the continent back into the bay area. still looking good out over the bay right now. sunny skies as we sail into the afternoon. temperature 45 degrees right now still cool into concord 48 in livermore, 46 in san francisco. and 49 degrees in san jose. throughout the afternoon we'll see mostly sunny skies. it will be slightly warmer this afternoon as well and then tonight clear again but not quite as cold and i think we are looking at some warmer days
ahead almost spring-like toward the next few. this ridge of high pressure will send cold air further east wards so temperatures will moderate over the next couple of days. around the state you will see 50s in the central valley for today high country about 45 degrees and sunny in lake tahoe 54 degrees and sunny into monterey bay and 57 in ukiah. around the bay seeing a couple of clouds continuing to pass overhead mostly high clouds sliding by otherwise looking good and staying clear overnight tonight. so it will still be chilly in spots and some places near freezing. temperatures this afternoon about 56 degrees in san jose. about 54 in livermore, 57 in oakland and about 55 degrees in san francisco. overnight lows will be chilly in spots around freezing there in santa rosa at about 32, 33 degrees in the napa valley and 39 degrees in oakland. of course, we had some 20s this morning so not as cold but still chilly early on. over the next couple of days, high pressure building in. tomorrow we should begin to see some more 60s showing up
outside. i think some spring-like temperatures maybe some mid-60s through thursday and friday. and right now, at least the next five to seven days, look dry but on the long-range computer models i think toward the end of next week, a major change in the pattern again. this is pretty typical. we get a dry spell in the middle of winter and then right back into it. winter comes roaring back into the bay area. >> we'll just savor the next week then. i need to get my kids outside to go to the park. >> what are you doing? >> she's working. >> keeping them inside. [ laughter ] thank you. >> usually it's tony taking us on the town for tony's table. >> he has a little help today. today his daughter stephanie shows us how one bay area restaurant makes a mouth- watering chepino. >> reporter: right down the street from fisherman's wharf we have fresh crab and we are going to make old style authentic chepino. >> nice bit of color to our
vegetable. i'm going to add the tomatoes. you can put the bouquet in and i'm going to add maybe the tomato paste and combination of plum juice and water. >> diluted with the water. the clam juice will be a little too strong and overtake it. >> exactly. we'll get down into the sauce going back for 45 minutes to an hour the crab remember just partially cooked we are going to let it go for 10 minutes and add the, you know, a few clams in there. >> clams as mussels. love them. >> calamari here. and then a few pieces of fish with salt. you want to add just the seasoning. >> you use the crab guts. >> that's where the flavor comes in. >> now i finally get to dive into the chepino. >> it's incredible. >> i'm hungry. what about you? i'm there.
you can find today's recipe and others on our website just go to >> and when we come back, how hackers are using your computer to trick you into given up your personal information and your money, too.
that's the word from the sonoma this just in. a man found dead in a car up in sonoma county was murdered.
that's the word from the sheriff's office. man's body was found in the trunk of a car in a no parking zone on petaluma hill road. that's near sonoma state university. last night police have not identified the victim but say he was wanted as a suspect in a domestic disturbance that happened over the weekend. a homeland security warning for your computer. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with the security flaw that could leave you exposed. >> i don't know if it's unprecedented but it's very airline done if ever. >> reporter: seth rosenblatt is talking about the homeland security warning to disable java software. hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities allowing you to trick you into logging into fake websites stealing bank logins, money and even using your computer to attack other websites. oracle has released a patch for its java software but security experts say it's not good enough. >> this is sort of one of the
ongoing tensions with java. it's very old. and so as patches are released and they do plug certain holes other holes may not get addressed. >> reporter: java is a computer language that allows programmers to write apps and software that can run on any computer. but rosenblatt says most websites today don't use java anymore even though the rarely- used software is likely still running on your computer. so i'm not going to see a lot of impact on my web surfing if i disable java but i will likely be more secure? >> absolutely. >> reporter: disabling it is easy. on a pc, click start, go to your control panel, there you can add or remove programs. then scroll down to java and uninstall. you can also download the security patch from the oracle website but even homeland security has concerns over future vulnerabilities if java is left enabled. >> the absolute safest thing to do is to disable java. it's a good idea to update at the very least. >> if you have a consumer problem or question, just call
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at five. finally, a nine- week-old puppy in a new ad campaign is baring all the bold billboards popping up in the east bay at 5:00. finally, a nine-week-old puppy in australia is saved thanks to an unusual treatment with vodka. this is a creative doctor here. the pup got into some antifreeze apparently, was
close to death and when a vet came up with a very creative cure, alcohol could kill the toxins so they gave the dog a drip of vodka. after three days, the pooch is fine. >> i guess it's a great treatment, right? vodka. who knew. >> i pick amaretto sour. >> or a cold bud. >> that's it for the news at noon. captions by: caption colorado
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>> steffy: a baby. >> eric: i saw a lot of passion here today. you should both be very, very proud of yourselves. >> donna: eric, stop being such a diplomat and tell us who won already? >> pam: come on, eric. who is the next president of forrester creations? >> caroline: did i miss it? >> rick: hey! >> caroline: hi. >> rick: oh, my god. how are you feeling? >> caroline: much better. thank you. how'd it go? >> rick: great. you're just in time. >> eric: overall, both teams did very well. everyone should be proud.